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Participants for "Narratives of Property in British History" NACBS Panel

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
Agnes Burt, Phd Candidate, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018



Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.

Literary Monsters

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
SAMLA, November 2-4, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid monsters. Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2018 to Crystal O’Leary-Davidson at Middle Georgia State University .

Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:15am
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018


VIII Graduate Conference in Culture Studies

6–7 December 2018 | Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon

 Call for Papers

We call for papers for the 8th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies. This edition will be on the theme of “Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture” and takes place in Lisbon on the 6th and 7th of December 2018. The conference is organized by The Lisbon Consortium in conjunction with the Research Centre for Communication and Culture at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Utopian Acts

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:40pm
Katie Stone and Raphael Kabo, Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Utopian Acts

Birkbeck, University of London

1 September 2018

Above all, we need to understand utopia as a method rather than a goal … always suspended between the present and the future, always under revision, at the meeting point of the darkness of the lived moment and the flickering light of a better world, for the moment accessible only through an act of imagination.

- Ruth Levitas, Utopia as Method (2013)

Another world is possible.

- The activists of the World Social Forum

Keynote speakers

Modern Institutions

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Prospective peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform

“Modern Institutions”

Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus

Pirates and the American South

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:03am
Kristopher Mecholsky (Louisiana State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Given their contribution to the historical development of the coastal south and the Americas in general, pirates are relatively absent in the present southern literary canon and its criticisms. As the Companion to Southern Literature mentions with some surprise, “southern writers…seem not to have cared much about pirates…[particularly] given the fact that some of the most notorious pirates worked the coastal regions of the Southeast.” And yet, nineteenth-century fiction about the American South was flooded with pirates.

CFP: Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:02am
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Photography, Migration and Cultural Encounters in America

Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire

June 20th – 22nd 2018

CFP Deadline: 29th March 2018


Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Tina Campt (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Studies, Barnard College)

Carol Williams (University of Lethbridge, Alberta)


Colonialism and its Narratives

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:58am
Australian Centre, University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 6, 2018

Colonialism and its Narratives: rethinking the colonial archive in Australia

The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne: 10-11 December 2018

Call for papers

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 11-12 July 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:21am
Joshua Gulam / Liverpool Hope University - Media and Communication Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018


Please submit absrtacts by Saturday, March 31st.


Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018


Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:18am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Expressions of Interest & Call for Papers:

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Thursday 28th June 2018, University of Portsmouth


Keynote Speaker:

Professor John Mercer, Birmingham City University



This one-day PGR Workshop seeks to interrogate the relationship between sex and celebrity – the role of sex in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. As well as academic papers and roundtable discussion, this event will also include PGR professionalization sessions.